Collaboration gives the university's courses a link to the future job market, increases the relevance of its research and facilitates wide utilisation of knowledge, to the benefit of our society – today and tomorrow.
As Deputy Vice-Chancellor responsible for External Relations and Innovation, it is Prof. Värbrand's task to strengthen Linköping University's strategic collaboration – especially relating to the utilisation of knowledge, which is one of LiU’s high-priority choices. This work has its starting point in the faculties’ and the departments’ action plans and in close collaboration with administrative support at University Services and LiU Holding. Further, LiU participates in national development projects together with other universities to standardise teaching within the field. In his role of deputy vice-chancellor, he is also chairman of the board of LiU Holding AB.